Exclusivity: A Gamer's Worst Enemy

BMC: In less than a month it will be the year 2011. I know, it’s cuh-razy! The interwebs is buzzing with busy bees bringing not only the year, but the first decade of the 21st Century to a wrap. As desktop calendars in offices all over the world are dwindling down to nothing, the yearly trend of creating lists emerges like clockwork. That’s right, Santa’s not the only one making lists this time of year.

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The-Tentacle2919d ago (Edited 2919d ago )

Exclusivity is only a problem if you only own one console i.e. the xbox. The article kinda sounds like pre-emptive damage control for that issue next year.

@sdtarm no need to wonder, you must have seen many people posting the massive PS3 exclusive lists all over. Looks like it's really starting to get to them.

sdtarm2919d ago

so xbots went from "360 has more exclusives" to "Exclusives are gamers enemy"?

interesting... wonder why...

piroh2918d ago

exclusivity = pushing industry forward
the title sounds like it's written by some PC fanatic :D

MariaHelFutura2919d ago

I only play older games on my 360. I`m playing GRAW2 right now on the 360 and Half Life: EP1. Since ME2 I haven`t played a NEW game on the 360 cause there really isn`t any that interest me. I`m gonna go buy Splinter Cell:Conviction and Alan Wake when they`re under $20. Unless Kinect is cheaper and really starts doing some AMAZING stuff I won`t buy it. So I really can`t see when I`ll be purchasing my next "day one" 360 game. Maybe, GeoW3 but only if it`s more like GeoW1 than GeoW2 and comes out at the right time. GeoW2 is one of the worst follow ups to a good first game ever. On the other hand I`ll be buying the upwards of 10-12 games this year that are only on the PS3. Exclusive matter alot to me personally. Sonys 1st party studios are some of my favorite out there from ND, GG, MM, SP, PD and TI.

Agent-862919d ago (Edited 2919d ago )

Without exclusives, what's the point of owning one console over another? Exclusives define a console and what kind of gamer it wants to appeal to. For me, I'm primarily a PC gamer, but I also own a PS3 because I think it makes a great complement to my PC gaming. The reason I chose a PS3 is because it's exclusives appeal to me more than the other consoles. Most of the 360 exclusives are also on PC, so I already get those versions and the Wii never appealed to me because of the SD resolution and the family/kiddie orientation of most it's exclusives. For me, PC + PS3 = a great combo.

scar202919d ago (Edited 2919d ago )

My issue lies with Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft taking the choice out of my hand while simultaneously giving me an ultimatum: “Buy our console, or don’t play that game.” Who the fuck do they think they are?

“Buy our console, or don’t play that game.” Who the fuck do they think they are?

I believe they are the creators of the system and as creators it's their opinion to decide what games they want on their systems.So until then quit your b**ching and if you don't like what they are doing just quit gaming.Cuz i doub't we will see anything soon where all games can be played on one system.Plus i like the idea of exclusives being in the video game industry it gives the system something to make it stand out from the competition.

marioPSUC2919d ago

Im fine with exclusives, it gives gamers a reason to buy one console over the other, which is a big point for all 3 companies.
Though it does suck when all the companies have exclusive games you really want, cause then you have to buy all the consoles to play them all.

Theres pros and cons with exclusives.

RedPawn2919d ago

What are these people 10 years old?

mobijoker2918d ago

Agree with the article but you have to sell consoles.Nobody wants their games to go to limited crowds.But for selling consoles,you need exclusives to lure people in.TBH no exclusivity means death of consoles bcoz who will buy consoles when they can get'em all on pc.

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